Category Archives: Nation

Virginity for Sale

Virginity for sale:  inside Cambodia’s shocking trade

On the margins of the sex industry, an ugly market in virginity has emerged in Cambodia in which rich and powerful men coerce desperate mothers into selling their daughters’ innocence.

Read Abigail Howarth’s article that appeared in the Observer Magazine on 6 July 2014.

Do you want to help the girls who have suffered from this exploitation?

Hagar International deserves your support.

Hagar serves women and children who have survived the most extreme cases of human rights abuse – sexual exploitation and violent rape, trafficking for labour and forced work, domestic violence and acid attacks. Hagar walks the entire journey of recovery – through recovery shelters, legal support, education and employment programmes, health care, trauma counselling and transitional and reintegration support.

Violent Clashes Lead to Arrest of Opposition Party Officials

Several members of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party are in prison having been charged with insurrection and incitement and instigation of violent acts. They could face more than 30 years in prison if found guilty.

The politicians, including Mrs Mu Sochua, the party’s public affairs chief, were arrested following violent clashes with security guards at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park.

Please pray for peace and justice in Cambodia.